Ski is an expensive activity. When planning a ski trip, I usually start early to shop a good deal. Luckily we found the Manor Vail Lodge for our stay at Vail ski resort this year. I booked through the Manor Vail directly to request premier, mountain view and murphy bed one-bed room. They fulfilled our requests and was allowed us to check in much earlier.
The room was very roomy for our family of four (children ages 18 and 20). The big balcony has a slope mountain view. The bathroom is relatively small compared to the large bedroom and living room. However, the separated bath and sinks allowed for simultaneous usage among multiple people. The full kitchen came with all the cookware and utensils we needed. The reclining chairs let us relax after skiing. The fireplace is another nice feature of the ski lodge.
The very fancy complimentary breakfast was a big surprise to us. The breakfast had at least 5 hot breakfast dishes, a pastry table, a fresh omelette station, fresh yogurt, 7 - 8 kinds of fruit, and 4 juice options. It was definitely beyond the usual complimentary breakfast we were used to. The lodge must understand how important a good breakfast is before a long day skiing. The friendly waiters kept the breakfast line stocked. They chatted with the diners about the snow conditions, trails, lifts, and reminded us to drink enough water to avoid dehydration. After skiing for many years, it is very convenient for me not to have to prepare breakfast and clean up before heading for the slopes.
Manor Vail offered daily cookies and hot coco from 3 - 5 pm. This was another wonderful bonus. The outdoor hot tub with slope view is right next the door to the fitness center so you don't need to run back to your hotel room in swimwear in 20 degree F air.
Although the Manor is the nearest lodge to Chair 6 and Gopher Hill, it still takes about 5 minutes to walk to the lifts with ski boots on. The snow condition in Golden Peak is the best amount all Vail area. You can take the Gopher Hill lift and ski to Gondola One to the village or Chair 6 and 14 to China bowl. The underground parking is another $25 besides the room rate. It is reasonable rate at Vail and Beaver Creek area.
The lodge offers daily room service, but we only asked for minor cleaning during the middle of our stay. I talked to the front desk staffs a couple times during our stay; they were all friendly. The only down side to our stay was the Wi-Fi speed. It was slow most of the time so I ended up using my phone data plan.
We really enjoyed our stay at Manor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Vail, Colorado, Manor Vail Lodge is an iconic Vail property with a rich history and one of the best locations in Vail. Located at the base of Vail Mountain's Golden Peak, directly across the street from ski school, the Ford Amphitheater and Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, Manor Vail Lodge is steps away from all the winter and summer activities Vail has to offer. Vail is quickly becoming a summer mecca for mountain biking and cycling and a rising star for health and wellness education and activities. Winter or summer, outdoor adventure is all here at Manor Vail Lodge. ... more less
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